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#1 of 32 Old 12-25-2007, 02:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Just passing on word from Jesse, Melanie/PurpleMonkey's husband, that their twin girls are safely Earth-side! Jesse gave me permission to share his account of the births. Perhaps when Melanie is feeling up to it, she'll tell us more.

You can read their birth story here (with photos!).

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Beautiful pictures. I am sorry that the birth didn't go as planned, but having them naturally seems like an accomplishment! Congratulations!

Penny(34), DH Leon(36) DD Abi (4) DS Jacob (2)
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Melanie and the girls are beautiful! There were many time where I dropped my jaw and shook my head when I read their birth story, but is so wonderful that they got to have a natural birth in the end! Melanie's strength is encouraging and inspiring! Congratulations!

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Beautiful pictures of the babies!! Congrats Melanie

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OMG! I've got tears in my eyes just looking at them! I"m sorry the birth didn't go exactly as planned, but what a great job you both did! I'm insanely jealous! The girls are adorable and seeing two at once is just amazing! Congratulations and welcome Lucy and Bella! I'm excited to know how taking care of two of them turns out! I'm a little nervous about it!
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Congratulations on your girls! They are adorable

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Wow......Congrats! I can only hope that I look that great after labor......you are truly stunning! Take and get as much rest as you can...great Job!
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Congratulations!!! (And thanks to To-Fu for updating us )

ETA: I just read the birth story and looked at the photos. I'm glad you were able to get your natural birth despite the army of medical staff breathing down your neck! And both girls are beautiful

Mama to two boys and a girl.
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Wow, congrats! Looking at those fresh little babies, that fresh skin makes me want to hold my baby so bad!

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Congratulations!!! They are soooooo cute!! I didn't realize she was in my area....small world.

Happy Babymoon!!
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OMG, they are adorable! Congratulations!
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Such little angels! Congratulations

SAM, momma to 3 beautiful babies: Tristan (5), Gabriel (4) , & Brighton (2)

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I didn't realize she was in my area....small world.
me too!

what an exciting birth story. You did an amazing job! The babies are soooo sweet I love the picture of them both on the nursing pillow. Congrats!

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me too!

what an exciting birth story. You did an amazing job! The babies are soooo sweet I love the picture of them both on the nursing pillow. Congrats!
Wait, what? Where are you? I'm in Durham.
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Where are you? I'm in Durham
In the bustling town of Fuquay-Varina I'm having the baby at the birthing center in Chapel Hill, though.

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Oh! Congratulations. Beautiful girls.

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yay!! congratulations!!
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In the bustling town of Fuquay-Varina I'm having the baby at the birthing center in Chapel Hill, though.
bustling town....hee. You'll love the b.c., I hear it's awesome. I went there for GYN care for a while. Nice folks.
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Congrats! (and another thank you to To-Fu for the update!)
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The babies are soooo cute, love the little Christmas hats! Congrats!
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congrats x 2!

 

 

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Congrats!!! Everyone looks fabulous.

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I REALLY enjoyed this story and the photos, thank you and congratulations!
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Your baby girls are so beautiful!! The pictures are fantastic!
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Congratz! They are sooo sweet!

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Congratulations!!!

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Welcome, baby girls! I really enjoyed your birth story and pics!!!
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What a wonderful Daddy you are! I love that you went skin-to-skin with the babies in the hospital. Congratulations and happy babymoon.

Christina, loving being a Mama to three and serving as a Co-Leader of the Holistic Moms Network, Tri-City Area, CA Chapter.

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Thanks everyone for the well wishes! Been quite busy lately (hehe) but wanted you all to know I appreciate it. Hopefully I'll be back here and be able to peruse the board when I have some free time in the future lol

good GOSH this is the hardest thing I've ever been through/experienced no joke you guys

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